UGA Horticulture Department

Graduate Student TC Jayalath, Wins Grant for Organic Lettuce Research

Theekshana (TC) Jayalath, a graduate student in the UGA Horticulture Department, recently received a grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (S-SARE) program. The $11,000 award will help fund his research project entitled, “Evaluation of High Tunnel Systems for Spring Organic Lettuce Production in Georgia”. His project was…
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Horticulture Department Welcomes New Students

Horticulture is alive and well at The University of Georgia. Over 70 students and department faculty attended the 2015 Fall Cookout welcoming new students to our Department.  Current Horticulture Club members manned the grill, and the Horticulture Club officers and Dr. Doug Bailey, our Department Head, presented information on department…
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Michael Martin Joins Horticultural Physiology Lab

Dr. Michael Martin, who earned his PhD from our department in 2012 under the guidance of Dr. Matthew Chappell, has joined the Horticultural Physiology Lab. Michael was hired to work on one of the lab’s newer projects: Biofeedback of LED lighting for controlled environment agriculture. His position is funded through…
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Horticulture Alumna Halley Granitz: Taking On New Challenges!

Horticulture Department Alumna, Ms. Halley Granitz, left our hallowed halls and went on to received her Master’s Degree from North Carolina State University.  She was then hired by BASF in technical services. Recently she was offered a move upwards and Halley is now a sales specialist with BASF Professional and…
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Horticulture Club and State Botanic Garden Plant Sale

The Horticulture Club Plant Sale will be located in it’s traditional spot on the corner of Riverbend Road and College Station Road beginning at 8:00 am on October 2-4 and 9-11, 2015.  Sale times are Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 – Sundays 12:00 – 5:00. There will be a great selection of winter annuals,…
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Two UGA Horticulture Students Receive Scholarships from the American Floral Endowment

Horticulture majors Maya Baumeister and Mary Lewis recently received scholarships from the American Floral Endowment. This competitive scholarship program selects the best students from the US through a very rigorous process. The AFE manages 20 individual named scholarship programs which the students compete for. Maya received the Armellini Scholarship($2200.00) and Mary received the Ohlman…
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Allan Armitage’s New Book Now Available

  It’s Not Just About the Hat – The Unlikely Journey of a Plantsman (2015). Dr. Allan Armitage–author of over a dozen books, a perennial and annual mobile app, teacher, lecturer and one of the most respected plant authorities in the green industry–has penned his memoirs. His stories depict his…
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